Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Novel in a Day Workshop To Benefit FHBF

Hundreds of aspiring writers have attended the Novel in a Day Workshop to learn more of the necessary techniques for completing a novel. Presented by novelist Vic DiGenti, the full day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session filled with solid instruction, and practical exercises. The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, one of the few times it will be offered in NE Florida next year. The workshop is a benefit for St. Augustine’s Florida Heritage Book Festival and is open to all interested writers looking to improve their craft.

Registration fees are $85 per person through January 10, $95 from January 11 to January 31, and $115 at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast and a 30-page workbook. Workshop participants may also opt for a $10 voucher for lunch in the College Dining Room. 

The workshop is for both beginning writers and more advanced writers looking for new insights, providing writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel.
Here are some of the topics covered:
·         Crafting a killer first page
·         Elements of plot and structure
·         Creating characters that sizzle
·         Secrets of good dialogue
·         Eliminating muddled middles and dead ends
·         Deciphering Point of View
·         Tips for self-editing

Vic DiGenti is the author of the Royal Palm Literary Awards Book of the Year mystery, Matanzas Bay, written under the pen name Parker Francis, as well as a second Quint Mitchell Mystery, Bring Down the Furies. He is a Florida Writers Association Regional Director and a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a member of the FHBF planning committee and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library Board. Vic has presented the Novel in a Day workshop at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville for several years, as well as for writers groups and conferences in Orlando, Gainesville, and elsewhere. For more information please visit the FHBF website, www.fhbookfest.com. Checks should be made payable to the Florida Heritage Book Festival and mailed to: Vic DiGenti, P. O. Box 1587, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004. A PayPal online option is also available. 

The Florida Heritage Book Festival celebrates Florida’s rich and colorful literary heritage each September with a 3-day writers conference and book festival.

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